THE WAY THINGS ARE V
|Murphy's Law "If something can go wrong, it will"|
Months ago I posted ten corollaries to Murphy’s Law. http://joeh-crankyoldman.blogspot.com/2015/01/the-way-things-are.html
As I expected, many of my readers had some suggestions that had not crossed my mind.
I posted a second list http://joeh-crankyoldman.blogspot.com/2015/01/the-way-things-are-ii_14.html.
Then came TWTA III http://joeh-crankyoldman.blogspot.com/2015/02/the-way-things-are-iii.html
Followed by TWTA IV http://joeh-crankyoldman.blogspot.com/2015/08/the-way-things-are-iv.html
The suggestions still come in, so here is TWTA V:
If you are running late and want to quickly check something on the computer, Microsoft will start downloading new updates and warn you not to shut your computer down.
If at first you do succeed, everyone else can do it too.
If your movie starts in 2 minutes, the person ahead of you in the ticket line will ask a thousand questions about a movie that starts in an hour.
AND FROM THE READERS:
How about...the printer always runs out of ink in the middle of printing your tax documents. We've also had the electricity go out while doing taxes on the computer.
"All the important stuff (the air conditioning, car battery, refrigerator, toilet, etc) only breaks at 5 o'clock on a Friday afternoon." (From personal Cranky experience as a commuter, if the train broke down, it was always on a Friday night,)
To err is human, but to really foul things up requires technology.
The day you have to go back to school and set up your summer-dismantled electronic devices, then do weekly grocery shopping, then take The Pony to an appointment, necessitating several trips in and out your gravel road...is the day the county road department will choose to install a 30-foot pipe where that gravel road meets the county road.
I like: A bird in the hand---is messy!
When you're waiting at a bus stop to go anywhere, the bus on the other side of the road, going in the opposite direction, ALWAYS arrives before the one you are waiting for.
When you are flying to Milwaukee, your baggage ends up in Muskegon.
AND THE FINAL THOUGHT ON THE SUBJECT:
Murphy was an optimist.